Fashion Over Reason

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Late Summer Sunshine

Golden hour sunshine on my face, SOLO Eyewear sunglasses, COS chambray dress, Gigi New York monogrammed leather clutch

There are three periods throughout the year that I consider to be opportunities for renewal due to their transitional nature: the new year (duh), spring time and the month of September. While it would be unfair to play favorites, to hell with it: I have a particular fondness for that delicious in-between weather that September so miraculously nails year after year.

Perhaps it has something to do with the end of summer being associated to back-to-school, which is synonymous to new beginnings, renewal and organic progression. But that September breeze, that early fall sunshine, it's all somewhat magical. The smell in the air changes, the light becomes this powerful glow that we all chase until we no longer can and the foliage morphs into a real-life masterpiece.

It's no wonder I have a special place in my heart for that cool, crisp atmosphere that September so sweetly brings on. The days are warm and the nights are cool, which is perfect for getting back into the layering groove and dabbling in the first manifestations of fall fashion. For me, it's an oversized chambray shirtdress and a fresh lightweight cotton scarf, basking in the radiance of golden hour.

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Dress - COS (this one is great and on sale!)
Boots - Rachel Comey
Scarf - Brika
Sunglasses - SOLO Eyewear (same shape here)
Clutch - Gigi New York

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Canal Lyfe

Fashion Over Reason in Amsterdam, H&M black tank top, ASOS black denim, denim around the waist, H&M cork slides

Looking at these photos is so nostalgic -- Amsterdam is such a wonderful city with so much soul, and incredibly photogenic to boot. But revisiting these images is like taking me back to some of the most amazing moments of the summer. The thing I love so much about Amsterdam is that it's a place where you feel immediately at ease. There's a very chill vibe about it (coffee shops notwithstanding) and I find it to be nearly impossible to stress about anything while roaming its narrow streets and crossing the beautiful canals.

This relaxed attitude is automatically reflected in how I dressed during my stay. That loose spirit is exactly what I dreamed my vacation to be and so I had packed things that were easy, yet still stylish. Here, my uniform of black made a bit more multidimensional by stealing my man's shirt and giving it a bit of a grungy slant. Perfect for hanging with the Dutch, no?

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Tank - H&M (similar)
Denim - ASOS
Plaid - Four Star Clothing (similar)
Sandals - H&M (similar and super cute)
Necklace - VERAMEAT (this one is great)
Tote - Suburban Riot (this one's really cool)

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Inspo

Another week bites the dust. It's been kind of crazy on my side and I'm looking forward to a little respite this weekend. As per usual, I've got just what you need to stay inspired throughout the break. Feast your eyes below! xx

Kate Moss photographed by Tim Walker styled by Katie Grand for Love magazine #12 fall winter 14Sasha Pivovarova & Andreea Diaconu photographed by Inez & Vinoodh for the Chloé fall 2014 ad campaignStylish couple, his & hers, cool kids, denimNumero June July 2014 by Greg Kadel, hommage to Robert LongoJean Shrimpton in Hola magazine, 1967, tennis racket, sunglasses, white shirtAnja Rubik, model off duty, Saint Laurent suede trench, gladiator knee high sandals, all denimRaspberry layered pastry from Ladurée, spring tulipsEdita Vilkeviciute photographed by Solve Sundsbo styled by Franck Benhamou for Numero Magazine #180 2009, body, goddess, bombshell, babeGrace Ciao flower dresses, fashion illustrations made with petalsJayne Min from Stop It Right NowHana Jirickova photographed by Hans Feurer styled by Mika Mizutani for Harpers Bazaar Japan June 2014  Bianca Jagger, shot by Richard Avedon 1972style saint dog mascot king charles spaniel flowers bouquet peoniesJenny Albright and Isaac Hindin Miller hot stylish couple refinery 29 street styleParis illustration wall paperKate Moss photographed by Tim Walker styled by Katie Grand for Love magazine #12 fall 2014Nadja Bender in the H&M Studios FW 2014 look book, turquoise, red pleather pants and bootsBest cookies in NYC, chocolate chip cookies, cookie monsterWhite denim, nude pumps, oversized grey sweater, ootdTotême Brighton V-Neck cashmere sweater, elin kling collectionNancy Gonzalez leather croc backpack, navy & black, fall 2014Le Specs orginial sin sunglasses, beach babe, turquoise waterPathway to the beach, paradise, summerKate Bosworth for Harpers Bazaar Singapore, mod 60sZulu + Zephyr swimwear look book spring 2015 photographed by Henrik Purienne beach nudeVogue Italia February 1993 - Camilla Nickerson by Steven MeiselManolo Blahnik Fall 2014 pumps, baroque jewel encrusted shoesKasia Struss for Vogue Japan tribal instinct photographed by Matt Irwin styled by Aurora SansoneAlvin Ailey dancers for Elle magazine on the streets of New York CityKate Moss by Mario Testino kiss me kate, wedding day, Galliano gown fKasia Struss for Allure Russia April 2014 photographed by Giampaolo Sgura styled by Anya Ziourova, New York City, butt nakes, Christian Louboutin metallic silver pumpsBundle of lipsticks, bright lips, beauty, makeup
[Tasting Table, Style Saint, Stop it Right Now, Bergdorfs, Totême, Refinery29, tfs, Pinterest, Elle]